|Japanese name:|| ウォッカ |
|First appearance:|| Manga: File 1|
Anime: Episode 1
|Appearances:|| Chapters: 85|
|Keyhole number:||Volume 38|
|Japanese voice:||Fumihiko Tachiki|
|English voice:|| Kyle Hebert|
Christopher Sabat (currently)
|Drama actor:||Taro Okada|
Vodka (ウォッカ Wokka) is a character in the manga and anime franchise Detective Conan. He is Gin's secretary and assistant. Like Gin, he was first introduced under the name of Kaspar in the English manga, but then was later renamed to Vodka.
Vodka is a member of the Black Organization who is often seen by Gin's side. His official position is Gin's secretary, so he handles most of the research and information for the duo, such as setting up meetings (309-311), and relaying information to other members (54, 345). Vodka is often seen using some transport.
Vodka speaks and acts like a typical mafia or Yakuza type gangster, and he is just as ruthless a killer as his partner Gin. However, he is also more easy-going and trusting than the latter, thus making him more susceptible to traps Conan sets to apprehend the Organization. In addition, he tends to not perform well under stress without guidance from Gin or other characters, as exemplified in Sherry's Return when, distracted by Gin being sedated, he fails to realize Shiho is escaping and stop her before it is too late.
While his astuteness is largely overshadowed by Gin, Vodka can notice details that Gin does not, sometimes to the point of endangering Conan. An example of this would again be in Sherry’s Return, where Vodka noted Haibara’s partially consumed bottle of baijiu and the unfolded laptop containing data about APTX 4869. (She had left these behind in order to be able to climb through the chimney and successfully escape from the room before the two arrived).
On the bullet train's dining car, Vodka spotted a piece of gum that Conan had previously planted; however, Vodka then confirmed it was just a piece of gum, apparently unaware of the tracker hidden inside.
Another example occurred while Vodka was on the phone with Conan, who at the time was impersonating the Organization contact Suguru Itakura with his voice changing bowtie. During the conversation, Vodka heard the click of Agasa turning on the lights in the background, although Conan again alleviates his suspicions by telling him that the sound was just the wind blowing.
 Plot overview
Vodka was the first Black Organization member introduced to the series.
 Relationships analysis
 Black Organization
Vodka is a subordinate of Gin's and they frequently work together as a team, or are seen communicating with one another by phone. Vodka shows Gin absolute respect, using honorifics while speaking with Gin rather than just simply using his codename. Gin in turn values Vodka for his obedience. Gin views and treats Vodka as an "inexperienced little brother".
Throughout the series, Vodka has not been shown as having any negative emotions regarding Vermouth, unlike other members of the Organization (like Chianti and Korn). Vodka and Vermouth have been seen along on missions sometimes, but in general they don't pay much attention to each other. She does tease Vodka about his lack of literary knowledge when he fails to understand how Haido Park could be a place most suited for hunting.
 Character popularity
eBookJapan held a character popularity poll from April 12, 2011 to May 12, 2011 in which readers of Detective Conan (international included) could vote for their favorite character. Vodka placed 25th in the poll with 10 votes out of the 5,883 that were cast.
 Name origin
Vodka is the name of a type of wine made by the distillation of converted substances such as grains, potatoes, or sometimes fruits or sugar.
Vodka's English dub name, Kaspar, is the name of one of the three Magi in Christian tradition. In accordance with that theme, Gin's English name, Melchior, is also the name of one of the Magi.
 Different looks
 In other languages
|English||Kaspar/Vodka||Which is the name of one of the three Magi in Christian tradition|
|Malay||Vodka (anime)/Volka (manga)|
- Vodka was the first Black Organization member to appear and speak. In the first episode of the anime, he rushed towards the roller coaster yelling, "Move it! Move it! We were here first!". His bulky body blocked Gin from view for a few seconds, who was walking right behind Vodka. Gin remained silent as they boarded the roller coaster and only uttered his first words after the murder took place.
- Vodka has never been seen taking off his hat or sunglasses. His eyes were shown only during episode 345.
 See also
- ^ a b Conan Drill page 237. Vodka's position is 全体監視役秘書係 which roughly translates to General Oversight division secretary
- ^ Note that in the anime, their appearance was replaced by a pair of generic lookalike criminals.
- ^ Vodka refers to Gin as "aniki", which literally means "big brother" and is a quasi-affectionate term for people within a tight social circle. However, the term is also used by yakuza-types to respectfully refer to their bosses.
- ^ Conan drill page 239: 出来の悪い弟分
- ^ a b Conan drill page 239
- ^ "『名探偵コナン』 人気投票結". eBookJapan. 2011-05-12. http://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/special/conan/vote_kekka2.asp. Retrieved on 2011-05-15.
- ^ Changed to Vodka in the Manga
|High Ranking||Ano kata • Gin • Vermouth|
|Other Agents||Vodka • Chianti • Korn • Bourbon • Kir (undercover)|
|Deceased Agents||Elena Miyano • Atsushi Miyano • Akemi Miyano • Tequila • Pisco • Calvados • Rikumichi Kusuda • Ethan Hondou (undercover) • Irish (movie only) • Yoshiaki Hara (movie only) • Arrack (special manga only)|
|Former Agents||Ai Haibara/Sherry • Shiho Miyano/Sherry • Shuichi Akai/Rye (undercover) • Ki'ichiro Numabuchi • Generic (special manga only)|
|Related Articles||Black Organization timeline • APTX 4869 • Nanatsu no Ko • Scar Akai • List of Black Organization related characters • Vermouth timeline|
|Movies and Specials||Countdown to Heaven • The Raven Chaser • Shinichi Kudo Returns! Confrontation with the Black Organization|